Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 55 41
Rank change year-on-year -6 -14 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3353 3652 4402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.53% 3.73% 4.27%
As % of the Applications category 39.78% 40.33% 41.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2074 2215 2720
England median daily rate £370 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -5.28% +5.57%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £178
90th Percentile £593 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 292 294
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.63 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.80% +10.16% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £9.66
90th Percentile £39.88 £38.75 £41.77
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% +3.23%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8428 9055 10676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.88% 9.25% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 5319 6281
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £154
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 883 1023
England median hourly rate £15.60 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.48% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.29 £9.76
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.50 £36.40
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.08 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.74% +3.33%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 1730 £417 +9.74% 180
South East 0 717 £300 -1.64% 57
North of England +3 328 £325 -4.41% 78
Midlands -7 235 £330 +10.00% 41
South West -14 164 £353 +11.90% 25
West Midlands -3 163 £325 +8.33% 27
Yorkshire +5 159 £297 -12.00% 36
East of England -31 159 £313 -3.85% 31
North West -11 144 £325 -10.34% 35
East Midlands -19 72 £388 +55.00% 13
North East +15 25 £313 -6.72% 7
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1277 (38.09%) Microsoft
2 1153 (34.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1112 (33.16%) Finance
4 867 (25.86%) Microsoft Office
5 816 (24.34%) SQL
6 727 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
7 606 (18.07%) Project Management
8 585 (17.45%) VBA
9 446 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
10 438 (13.06%) Banking
11 433 (12.91%) MS Visio
12 421 (12.56%) SQL Server
13 389 (11.60%) Microsoft Project
14 365 (10.89%) SharePoint
15 362 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
16 350 (10.44%) PMO
17 348 (10.38%) Data Analysis
18 344 (10.26%) Degree
19 332 (9.90%) Windows
20 317 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
21 299 (8.92%) Analytics
22 258 (7.69%) C#
23 245 (7.31%) PRINCE2
24 227 (6.77%) Oracle
24 227 (6.77%) Migration
25 218 (6.50%) SAP
26 209 (6.23%) Telecoms
27 207 (6.17%) Security Cleared
28 204 (6.08%) .NET
29 197 (5.88%) Spreadsheet

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 365 (10.89%) SharePoint
2 108 (3.22%) SAS
3 52 (1.55%) CMS
4 38 (1.13%) Confluence
5 25 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 23 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 21 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.42%) IIS
9 13 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (0.36%) Documentum
10 12 (0.36%) MS Project Server
11 11 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.24%) Apache
12 8 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.21%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1153 (34.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 867 (25.86%) Microsoft Office
3 433 (12.91%) MS Visio
4 389 (11.60%) Microsoft Project
5 197 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.48%) SPSS
8 12 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.33%) Acrobat
9 11 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
11 9 (0.27%) Stata
12 7 (0.21%) AutoCAD
13 5 (0.15%) InDesign
13 5 (0.15%) RoboHelp
13 5 (0.15%) Snagit
14 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.12%) Maya
15 2 (0.060%) Revit
16 1 (0.030%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 44 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.45%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.33%) Maximo
4 11 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.30%) SAP GRC
6 9 (0.27%) Primavera
6 9 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 8 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
7 8 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
7 8 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
8 7 (0.21%) FastStats
8 7 (0.21%) WebTrends
9 6 (0.18%) HFM
9 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 107 (3.19%) Office 365
2 39 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.04%) Google Analytics
4 25 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
7 17 (0.51%) Google Drive
8 15 (0.45%) SaaS
9 13 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.36%) G Suite
11 8 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
11 8 (0.24%) Silverpop
11 8 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.21%) AdWords
12 7 (0.21%) Slack
13 6 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
13 6 (0.18%) IaaS
13 6 (0.18%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 5 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.70%) Internet
2 53 (1.58%) WAN
3 50 (1.49%) LAN
4 42 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.01%) Firewall
6 33 (0.98%) VPN
7 30 (0.89%) Skype
8 23 (0.69%) SMS
9 20 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (0.54%) Ethernet
11 17 (0.51%) Wireless
12 16 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (0.45%) DHCP
13 15 (0.45%) Intranet
13 15 (0.45%) VoIP
14 14 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (0.42%) DNS
15 12 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
16 11 (0.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 140 (4.18%) MS Access
3 135 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 127 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 126 (3.76%) Power BI
6 120 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
7 73 (2.18%) Relational Database
8 69 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
9 59 (1.76%) QlikView
10 57 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 51 (1.52%) Big Data
12 42 (1.25%) PowerPivot
13 39 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 37 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
15 31 (0.92%) OLAP
16 30 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
17 29 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
18 28 (0.84%) Data Mining
18 28 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
19 25 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 106 (3.16%) JIRA
2 31 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (0.75%) Cucumber
3 25 (0.75%) Selenium
3 25 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 18 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 17 (0.51%) SpecFlow
6 13 (0.39%) JMeter
6 13 (0.39%) Subversion
7 11 (0.33%) Git (software)
7 11 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.18%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.18%) Maven
9 5 (0.15%) JUnit
9 5 (0.15%) Toad
10 4 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.12%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.12%) ERwin
10 4 (0.12%) GitLab
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1112 (33.16%) Finance
2 438 (13.06%) Banking
3 209 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 192 (5.73%) Front Office
5 179 (5.34%) Marketing
6 138 (4.12%) Retail
7 136 (4.06%) Investment Banking
8 111 (3.31%) Legal
9 67 (2.00%) Manufacturing
10 45 (1.34%) Advertising
11 44 (1.31%) Billing
11 44 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 43 (1.28%) Back Office
13 40 (1.19%) Law
14 39 (1.16%) Retail Banking
15 36 (1.07%) Electronics
16 29 (0.86%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
18 21 (0.63%) German Language
19 19 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1285 (38.32%) Analyst
2 471 (14.05%) Developer
3 353 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 276 (8.23%) Business Analyst
5 212 (6.32%) Project Manager
6 157 (4.68%) Coordinator
7 143 (4.26%) Administrator
8 119 (3.55%) Project Coordinator
9 115 (3.43%) Consultant
10 110 (3.28%) PMO Analyst
11 107 (3.19%) VBA Developer
12 97 (2.89%) C# Developer
13 84 (2.51%) SQL Developer
14 83 (2.48%) Report Analyst
15 81 (2.42%) Junior
16 80 (2.39%) Excel Developer
17 79 (2.36%) SQL Analyst
18 76 (2.27%) Excel Analyst
19 72 (2.15%) Financial Analyst
20 70 (2.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (6.08%) .NET
2 118 (3.52%) XML
3 98 (2.92%) HTML
4 61 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 61 (1.82%) CSS
5 55 (1.64%) Web Services
6 37 (1.10%) REST
7 28 (0.84%) ASP.NET
8 23 (0.69%) jQuery
9 21 (0.63%) MDX
9 21 (0.63%) WinForms
10 20 (0.60%) HTML5
11 15 (0.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 15 (0.45%) STL
11 15 (0.45%) WPF
12 14 (0.42%) Entity Framework
12 14 (0.42%) JSON
12 14 (0.42%) SOAP
13 13 (0.39%) COM
13 13 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 727 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (5.37%) Management Information System
3 95 (2.83%) Derivative
3 95 (2.83%) Fixed Income
4 84 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 55 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 53 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 44 (1.31%) NHS
8 40 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 39 (1.16%) Credit Risk
9 39 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 35 (1.04%) Equities
10 35 (1.04%) Market Risk
11 31 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
12 29 (0.86%) User Experience
13 28 (0.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 26 (0.78%) PMI
15 25 (0.75%) Social Media
16 23 (0.69%) e-Learning
17 22 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 332 (9.90%) Windows
2 89 (2.65%) Windows 7
3 67 (2.00%) Windows 10
4 66 (1.97%) Unix
5 61 (1.82%) Linux
6 47 (1.40%) Windows Server
7 41 (1.22%) Android
8 36 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 19 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.30%) Solaris
13 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.27%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.15%) AIX
15 5 (0.15%) SUSE
15 5 (0.15%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (18.07%) Project Management
2 446 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
3 362 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
4 348 (10.38%) Data Analysis
5 317 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 299 (8.92%) Analytics
7 245 (7.31%) PRINCE2
8 227 (6.77%) Migration
9 192 (5.73%) Risk Management
10 176 (5.25%) ITIL
11 170 (5.07%) Change Management
12 155 (4.62%) CRM
13 153 (4.56%) Data Modelling
14 148 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 146 (4.35%) Data Management
16 138 (4.12%) Business Analysis
17 132 (3.94%) Programme Management
18 125 (3.73%) Workflow
19 123 (3.67%) Scrum
20 121 (3.61%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 816 (24.34%) SQL
2 585 (17.45%) VBA
3 258 (7.69%) C#
4 145 (4.32%) Python
5 99 (2.95%) VB
6 97 (2.89%) Java
7 96 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 93 (2.77%) C++
9 85 (2.54%) JavaScript
10 59 (1.76%) R
10 59 (1.76%) VB.NET
11 54 (1.61%) C
12 43 (1.28%) PowerShell
13 37 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 33 (0.98%) VBScript
15 31 (0.92%) Perl
16 21 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 20 (0.60%) SAS Macro
18 16 (0.48%) sed
19 15 (0.45%) AWK
Qualifications
1 344 (10.26%) Degree
2 207 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 131 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 55 (1.64%) PMI Certification
5 48 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 44 (1.31%) ISEB
6 44 (1.31%) PMP
7 36 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 29 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 28 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (0.81%) ISTQB
11 26 (0.78%) ACCA
11 26 (0.78%) CIMA
11 26 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
12 21 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 21 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
13 20 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
15 18 (0.54%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (10.44%) PMO
2 162 (4.83%) QA
3 151 (4.50%) Data Quality
4 69 (2.06%) SLA
5 58 (1.73%) GDPR
6 32 (0.95%) MiFID
7 30 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 16 (0.48%) Basel II
11 12 (0.36%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.33%) PCI DSS
13 9 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
14 8 (0.24%) IFRS
14 8 (0.24%) P3O
15 7 (0.21%) Def Stans
16 6 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
16 6 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
16 6 (0.18%) EMIR
16 6 (0.18%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 103 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.24%) Firmware
5 7 (0.21%) Docker
5 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.12%) Veritas File System
7 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.089%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.060%) NFS
9 2 (0.060%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.030%) IAG
10 1 (0.030%) RACF
10 1 (0.030%) vSphere
10 1 (0.030%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 21 (0.63%) SCCM
3 15 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.27%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.21%) DatAdvantage
5 7 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.21%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.18%) Ansible
6 6 (0.18%) Control-M
6 6 (0.18%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.18%) Puppet
7 5 (0.15%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.12%) SnapMirror
8 4 (0.12%) SnapVault
8 4 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (0.089%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.089%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 3 (0.089%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1277 (38.09%) Microsoft
2 227 (6.77%) Oracle
3 218 (6.50%) SAP
4 128 (3.82%) Tableau
5 79 (2.36%) Google
6 74 (2.21%) Cisco
7 65 (1.94%) Adobe
8 63 (1.88%) HP
9 62 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 47 (1.40%) Remedy
11 46 (1.37%) Cognos
12 45 (1.34%) Citrix
13 41 (1.22%) Bloomberg
14 34 (1.01%) IBM
15 31 (0.92%) Reuters
15 31 (0.92%) VMware
15 31 (0.92%) Workday
16 30 (0.89%) ServiceNow
17 21 (0.63%) Dell
17 21 (0.63%) Red Hat